19 MAY 2017 |  2-4.00pm | MUSEUM OF CAMBRIDGE


Join artist Emma Smith for this special event celebrating the wisdom of local women over history from wives tales to female pioneers with special guests Antony Carpen and Alice Wroe.

Chart the wisdom of women who have guided your life
Discover the folkloric foresight of local women
Contribute your wisdom and future predictions
Have free tea and cake

UNIVERSITY ARMS, CAMBRIDGE has a fascinating history of female leadership and creativity from being owned and run collectively by the Hewitt sisters in 1890 to being the chosen venue for important speeches on women’s rights by the National Council of Women in the 1960s, hosting an artists studios in its yard run by Miss Caroline Long and Miss Whitehead 1887 – 1898 and commissioning a major public artwork by artist Emma Smith in 2017.

As part of Emma Smith’s commission this event calls on women of Cambridge to come together to celebrate and share their wisdom. Cambridge has a history of extraordinary women from wives and witches to pioneers of the academic world. Discover women from the Museum of Cambridge’s collection and the history of the city at large, map the women who have been most important to you and contribute your wisdom to the project!


This event is hosted in collaboration with the Museum of Cambridge.

Photograph courtesy of Cambridgeshire Archives.